2019 September



Feeling at home in student halls

20th September 2019

Rachel Gillett Writer Is your year in student halls a cherished memory, or the stuff of nightmares? I moved into Queen Margaret Residences at the start of the 2014 academic year. I was moving from Edinburgh and living away from home for the first time, like many first-time students do. It was scary, and I ...


Yes, eSports are sports – and here’s why

20th September 2019

Katrina WilliamsDeputy Culture Editor – Books From Warcraft to Overwatch, eSports has grown into a global phenomenon. Up until recently, bringing up eSports in any sort of sports-related discussion would be considered a mockery by the masses. However, as the popularity of eSports rises worldwide – with the industry making over $900 million in revenue ...


£3m regeneration fund to revive town centres and historic landmarks

20th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor Glasgow’s town centres and historic buildings have received significant investment to better serve their local communities. Glasgow City Council have approved a £3m funding project that will involve the regeneration of the city’s town centres and other historic landmarks. The Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, worth £50m, was created to increase ...


Glasgow rumours: Sorting the fact from the fiction

20th September 2019

Max Kelly, Jack Corban and Bethany Woodhead Travel Editor, Deputy and Editor-in-Chief The Glasgow Guardian debunks some of the city’s most stubborn stereotypes. Billy Connolly famously said that the best thing about Glasgow is that “if there’s a nuclear attack, it’ll look exactly the same afterwards”. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about Glasgow ...


University receives £2.2m in research funding

20th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor The University of Glasgow is set to receive £2.2m for research projects through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This money is part of a greater sum of £11.8m given to universities across Scotland. GCRF is a £1.5b fund in the UK which is used to support ground-breaking research that aims ...


Preview: Bitter club night launch w/ 8ULENTINA @ Savings Bank

20th September 2019

Amy RodgersWriter Writer Amy Rodgers has a chat with Hannah Read – aka Boosterhooch – one of the organisers behind new club night Bitter. Here in Glasgow we are very blessed to have such a thriving music scene. So much so that there seems to be a new club night popping up every weekend in ...


Imagined Glasgows: in pictures and words

20th September 2019

Emily HayCulture Editor Emily Hay explores the ways in which industrial Glasgow has been creatively reimagined. Glasgow is an industrial city – anyone who knows anything of Scotland’s history can testify to that. With this knowledge in mind, when people once thought of “literary” Scotland they would only imagine the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, the ...


Bus gates placed in city centre to help the environment and traffic

19th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor Gates have been placed on both Oswald Street and Union Street in an effort to stop private vehicles from entering the city centre during peak hours. These gates are planned to be introduced on the main north and south bus corridors near Glasgow Central Station, where over 360 buses use these ...


Glasgow school pupils to get free iPads

19th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor An estimated 50,000 children in Glasgow will be part of a multi-million, Apple-led IT project to give them their own iPad. The rollout is part of a seven-year deal between Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm, CGI. The project will be the biggest Apple education project in Europe and will ...


How pulling an all-nighter affects our minds and bodies

17th September 2019

Marianna Marcelline Science and Tech Editor From weight gain to depression, here’s what’s at stake on sleepless nights It’s 2:41 am and I am slouched over my bedroom desk. My eyes are struggling to focus on the bright screen of my laptop in front of me. As I type, I can sense that my attention ...